Spearmint tea may help to control excessive hair growth in women, say Turkish researchers.
- Drinking the tea twice a day, reduced levels of male sex hormones, which can cause excessive
hair growth (hirsutism) on the stomach, breasts and face.
- Treatment for hirsutism, usually involves drugs to reduce the levels of androgen or male
hormones in the body.
- According to the researchers, extracts of spearmint plant (Mentha spicata Labiatae) had been
reported to reduce libido in men in a town called Isparta in southwest Turkey, possibly due to
reduced androgen hormone levels.